Friday, March 13, 2009

Bringing Hollywood To Mid-Michigan?

WNEM | March 13, 2009

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Mid-Michigan communities are hoping they can survive the slump by attracting Hollywood to their towns.

But is it a pipe dream trying to compete with Detroit and larger communities in the state? One key question on the minds of citizens is the possibility that the state will benefit from an influx of filmmaking.

Talk about a Michigan slice of life -- a film about ice fishing, "Frozen Stupid," starring Ernest Borgnine was filmed in Houghton Lake. That was back in 2006, just before Michigan started touting itself as a moviemaker destination point.

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